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Qualcomm 205: 4G tech for entry-level feature phones

Qualcomm 205 is a new mobile platform that delivers 4G tech to entry-level feature phones

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 20, 2017 02:00 am CDT - 1 min, 29 secs reading time

Qualcomm recently announced a major strategy shift with its Snapdragon branding, and we're seeing the first results of those big changes with the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform.


The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed to deliver 4G connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones, yeah - not smartphones, but the more basic handsets. The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is powered by the Qualcomm 205 (which you'll now notice it's not Snapdragon, but Qualcomm 205) - featuring 4G baseband, RF front end, Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software - all inside of the one chip.

Qualcomm's new processor will provide 4G and other advanced features to emerging markets like India and Southeast Asia - providing 4G technologies and more to small businesses, meaning they can offer tech-based financial transactions in-store. It's something we take for granted, but in emerging markets, Qualcomm can rapidly change the everyday things in India and Asia - thanks to the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform and its entry-level feature phone market.

It'll also let users in those emerging markets step up into the on-demand video/music markets - as they'll eventually have the 4G speeds to make use of these platforms.

Qualcomm 205 SoC Features/Tech Specs:

  • LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload
  • Support for 4G, 3G and 2G networks
  • Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio
  • Dual Core CPU at 1.1GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • 3 megapixel rear camera/3MP selfie camera
  • VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second
  • HD Video streaming
  • Support for Linux based OS
  • Support for dual SIMs
  • Pin-compatible with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210/212
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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